AiDi Corporation has announced that Katsunari Okamoto has joined its executive management team as Chief Technology Officer. Most recently, Dr. Okamoto served as President of Okamoto Laboratory Ltd., an R&D consulting company specializing in planar lightwave circuits, and Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Okamoto brings with him over 30 years of experience in the field of fiber optics, including 26 years at NTT where he served as Director of Okamoto Research Laboratory in NTT Photonics Laboratories. During his time at NTT, he has engaged in research and development of the transmission characteristics of various fibers including PANDA fibers, fiber optic components, AWGs, integrated optic add/drop multiplexers and proposed the idea of dispersion-flattened fibers (DFF). He is a fellow of IEEE and a research fellow of NTT Science and Core Technology Laboratory Group and has also taught and performed research at Southampton University and University of Tokyo with Dr. D.N. Payne and Prof. E.A.J. Marcatili from AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dr. Okamoto has published more than 260 papers in technical journals and international conferences. He has also authored and co-authored 8 books, including “Fundamentals of Optical Waveguides,” published by Academic Press.
“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Okamoto to our executive management team,” says Kenzo Ishida, President & CEO of AiDi Corporation. “Dr. Okamoto has been a pioneer in the field of optical waveguide/PLC and his strong research background will accelerate the growth of our technology portfolio and product lines.”
About AiDi Corporation
AiDi Corporation is a global company that offers innovative, high-value, Passive Optical Network (PON) products and service. AiDi leads the way to expanding optical network markets and deployments through improved network efficiency and economics. AiDi has exceptional technical leadership in the industry, providing customers with advanced networking options at a lower total cost of ownership. PON components from AiDi are remarkably well suited for harsh environments, as well as highly populated urban centers. All AiDi products are carefully engineered and manufactured to exceed industry standards, resulting in a higher standard for durability and a longer lifetime in the field. The company is privately held, founded by industry pioneers with several U.S. and International Patents Pending. AiDi headquarters is in Japan, with independent operating subsidiaries in China and the United States. All Rights Reserved.
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